W.T.O. nixes U.S. ban on Chinese chicken imports

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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GENEVA, Switzerland – A ruling against the U.S. ban on chicken products from China was delivered by the World Trade Organization (W.T.O.) on July 28, according to China Daily. As a result, the U.S. market will soon open for Chinese finished chicken-breast exports, the report claimed.

The W.T.O. indicated in its interim ruling in June the U.S. ban on Chinese chicken exports was not in accordance with its rules and regulations. W.T.O. constituted a dispute resolution panel in July 2009 in response to China’s appeal on Section 727 of the U.S. laws alleging it as a violation against the rules of global trade. Section 727 of U.S. trade laws forbids any measures aimed at importing the chicken products from China.

After the ruling takes effect, Ma Chuang, deputy secretary-general of the China Animal Agriculture Association, estimates 100,000 to 150,000 tons of finished chicken products amounting to $500-$750 million will be exported to the U.S. annually, according to China Daily.
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